Welcome to the Emerald City Irish Film Festival, hosted by the Irish Heritage Club of Seattle. Thank you for choosing to support Irish films in Seattle. We are excited to bring Irish storytelling and creativity to our Seattle community.

Tickets are available for pre-purchase or at the door. (Limited change available).
We are offering 1, 2 and 3 ticket film packages.

Enjoy a day of great films, a limited-edition film festival t-shirt, private access to our VIP lounge, movie snacks and beverages, invitations to our film industry professionals panel (6pm) and VIP reception (7pm)! ($100) Reservation required.

Attend our VIP Reception and rub elbows with our Film Industry Professionals, visiting Irish filmmakers, dignitaries and the who's who of PNW and international film.
Space limited ($50) Reservation required.

Special screening of 2 beautiful children's movies on Sunday, March 10th. Take in a movie (or two) and then enjoy 50% off admission to the Pacific Science Center to all ECIFF ticket holders.

See you at the movies!
Pacific Science Center
200 2nd Avenue North, Seattle, WA
Date & Time
March 9, 2024
March 10, 2024
Film Festival Schedule
Saturday, March 9th
11.35 AM
Aoife (Kelly Gough) returns home to help her father (Lorcan Cranitch) recover from a heart attack. Day to day they get along just fine but never talk about the loss of Aoife’s mother. Over the summer, Aoife gets pulled back into the competitive world of rowing in Naomhóg boats, establishing new friendships and reigniting old ones, but as the big race approaches, Aoife feels an unbearable strain as years of suppressed grief and sadness begin to catch up.
Filmed against the spectacular backdrop of the Kerry Gaeltacht and celebrating the value of sports, female friendship, and family ties, Tarrac is a worthy and uplifting addition to TG4’s Cine4 strand.
2022 Galway Film Festival - Won, Best Cinematography in an Irish Feature
1:35 PM
Roise & Frank
Bríd Ní Neachtain stars as the recently widowed Róise, who believes that a stray dog embodies the spirit of her late husband Frank. Isolated since his death two years ago, the appearance of the dog shakes her out of herself. Ignoring her son’s and others’ protests, a rejuvenated Róise goes all out to indulge the dog’s love of hurling, steak, and a favourite chair, while starting to believe in reincarnation. This is a warm-hearted, witty and uplifting tale of finding hope in the darkest of places.
90 mins, Ireland, 2022, Digital, Subtitled. F-Rated
3:35 PM
‘Stolen’ reveals how women who fell pregnant ’out of wedlock’ were treated in an Ireland that was heavily influenced by the catholic church. Over 80,000 unmarried mothers were incarcerated in mother and baby institutions run by nuns from 1922 to 1998. Most were cruelly separated from their babies after birth. Many were adopted within Ireland and abroad – rendered untraceable and unaware of their birth story. Others were fostered out as cheap farm labour from the age of six, often devoid of care and love. 9,000 enfants died in these institutions, a rate that, sometimes, was five times the national average. Survivors expose the shocking details of their treatment while journalists, historians and artists provide a context for a scandal that sparked a government inquiry. The film has received multiple 5 star reviews in Ireland with Donald Clarke of the Irish Times describing it a “..whispered epic of still-raw secrets.”

Director, Margo Harkin, and Producer Martha O'Neill, will attend the festival to explain how they came to make STOLEN and to discuss issues that arose during its production.
Sunday, March 10th
11:30 AM
WOLFWALKERS, directed by Tomm Moore and Ross Stewart, is a story about young apprentice hunter and her father journey to Ireland to help wipe out the last wolf pack. But everything changes when she befriends a free-spirited girl from a mysterious tribe rumored to transform into wolves by night. 
The film is the third installment in Moore's "Irish Folklore Trilogy", along with the films Secret of Kells (2009) and Song of the Sea (2014).
1hr 43min. Ireland, 2020. Distributed by Gébéka Films, Kinepolis Film Distribution. 
Get your tickets today to experience this film in IMAX for this one-time only showing.
2:05 PM
The secret of Kells
An Academy-Nominated animated film retelling of the provenance of one of Ireland's most cherished artifacts, the "Book of Kells." With the Viking hordes approaching, the monks of the Kells are forces to turn their attention from transcribing manuscripts to building barricades. The future of the precious book is in jeopardy, and it falls to Brendan, young nephew of the Abbot Cellach, to save the day. 
Directed by Tomm Moore and Nora Twomey, produced by Paul Young, Didier Brunner and Vivian Van Fleteren, and staring Evan McGuire, Brendan Gleeson, Christen Mooney, Mick Lally (in his final film role), Michael McGrath, Liam Hourican, Paul Tylak and Paul Young. The film is the first installment in Moore's "Irish Folklore Trilogy", preceding the films Song of the Sea (2014) and Wolfwalkers (2020).
70 mins, Ireland, 2009. Distributed by Gébéka Films, Kinepolis Film Distribution. 
Get your tickets today to experience this film in IMAX for this one-time only showing.
4:05 PM
The names of the United Irishmen – Theobald Wolfe Tone, Robert Emmet, William Drennan, Lord Edward Fitzgerald, and Mary Ann McCracken – have become the stuff of legend, but the reality of what they achieved is often forgotten. In their struggle for independence from the British Crown, the United Irishmen proved unique in their embrace of all sides – Catholic, Protestant and Dissenter. Their ill-fated rebellions of 1798 and 1803 arguably laid the foundations for the violence that blighted Ireland until the Good Friday Agreement of 1998. Now, as Irish people attempt to find new ways to live in harmony across the island, the story of the United Irishmen deserves to be re-told with Gilsenan’s signature authority and great visual and aural flair. The Society of United Irishmen was founded in November 1791 in the Eagle Tavern on Eustace Street, now home to the IFI and neighbors.
100 mins, Ireland, 2023, Digital
Pacific Science Center
200 Second Avenue North
Seattle, Washington 98109

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